February 24, 2013 |
You've been to San Francisco. You know not to call it "Frisco," not to expect ample parking, not to forget your sweater. You know the Powell Street cable cars run through Union Square and where to find the Golden Gate Bridge. You know that most days, the Oakland Airport works as well as SFO, sometimes better. But for a small city (about 7 miles by 7 miles), San Francisco changes fast, especially the restaurants. If your itinerary is dominated by reassuring old favorites (Union Square, again!
December 30, 2012 |
The gig : Founder and chief executive of the 213 Nightlife Group, which operates some of hippest cocktail lounges in downtown Los Angeles, including Seven Grand Whiskey Bar, the Golden Gopher and the Broadway Bar. The bars owned by Cedd Moses, 52, are typically converted from dilapidated empty buildings. They have contributed to the revitalization of the downtown area and helped promote an emerging craft cocktail culture in Los Angeles. "People thought I was crazy," Moses said. "I was making a good living at the time, but I left to go pour drinks on skid row. " Background : Moses was born in Bristol, Va., a town in the Blue Ridge Highlands of southwestern Virginia on the border with Tennessee.
October 3, 2012 |
Adolfo Suaya, a longtime player on the nightlife and restaurant scene, has placed his bets on La Cienega Boulevard's bustling restaurant row to open a new casual bar called the Phoenix. For the project, which opened a week ago, Suaya teamed up with the Surly Goat crew, including Ryan Sweeney, who curated a nice craft beer list. He also rejoined forces with Lonnie Moore and Mike Malin of the Dolce Group, with whom he opened the celebrity-backed Dolce restaurant eight years ago. The Phoenix is the only straight-up bar in an area swimming in upscale restaurant and hotel bars, so Suaya hopes that it will be a place where the neighborhood comes to relax and have fun. In addition to a game room with a pool table and shuffle board, there is a small stage for live music and karaoke.
December 6, 2011 |
Nightlife impresario Brent Bolthouse has sold his John Lautner-designed house in the Mulholland area for $1.46 million. Built in 1947, the house features walls of glass that open to more than half an acre of mature trees, gardens and terraces. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,342 square feet of living space. Bolthouse, 41, is the founder and president of Bolthouse Productions and has launched such nightspots as Hollywood's Hyde Lounge and the West Hollywood club Trousdale.
July 22, 2011 |
If you're heading to San Diego this weekend to join the hordes of comics-and-fantasy fiends at Comic-Con — it's happening at the downtown San Diego Convention Center July 21 to 24 — then you're going to want this handy reference guide to downtown night life. A body works up a mean thirst spending all day in a spandex Green Lantern outfit, and this best-of-the-best shortlist should help shorten the distance from convention center doors to the night's next big adventure. 1. The Casbah Open since 1989 and in its current location since 1994, the Casbah is one of San Diego's most famous music destinations.
June 9, 2011 |
Warm summer nights in L.A. can be the stuff of partying legend, with such highlights as the packed sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and the flush crowds of Venice's beachside bars. For many Angelenos, however, the balmier months bring the revelation that some of the best summer nightlife goes down during daylight hours. Be it at mainstay hotel rooftops with gorgeous views, sleek sports bars with a hint of beach culture or all-out sinful fun on the Sunset Strip, here's a guide to some of the best day parties in L.A.: Skybar : The well-appointed cabana bar and surrounding pool area at the heart of the Mondrian Hotel manages to be a consistently popular haunt year after year without needing much reinvention.